Easy Relaxation Techniques

Easy Relaxation Techniques

Easy Relaxation Techniques
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Easy Relaxation Techniques

Just relax. What is it about that well-intended advice—usually suggested when you're tearing your hair out—that makes you do just the opposite? "When you're constantly under stress, the body produces higher levels of the hormone cortisol, which is a natural steroid," says Martha H. Howard, M.D., medical director of Wellness Associates of Chicago. Frequently elevated levels of cortisol can cause weight gain, poor sleep, immune deficiencies. Your continued good health depends upon your ability to relax. Here are some easy techniques to help you get started.

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